Milestones in the history of GLS

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January

GLS App updated

The GLS App for recipients and private consignees receives a comprehensive update. In eight countries, the new version goes live simultaneously: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal and Spain. GLS Hungary also launches an update of its Mobile App.

February

GLS receives EcoVadis certification

The GLS Group has its sustainability management system reviewed for the first time. GLS achieves bronze status in the independent EcoVadis certification program.

April

GLS Group buys overnight parcel service

GLS acquires the regional overnight parcel service Postal Express. The company operates in the US states Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

May

International delivery service expanded

GLS expands the international FlexDeliveryService, connecting twelve countries in Central and Eastern Europe. As a result, receiving parcels according to choice is also possible when ordering online beyond borders. Now connected in all directions: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

June

GLS launches international returns service

GLS now offers its ShopReturnService cross-border between seven countries. This allows online shoppers to also return goods ordered abroad. The service connects Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and Poland.

November

GLS Group renews and expands certification

18 GLS subsidiaries have their quality and environmental management systems recertified in line with ISO 9001 and 14001. GLS also receives GDP certification for the transportation of medicinal products in Denmark and Ireland.

Ready for autumn business

The GLS Group invests over 100 million euros in the expansion of its European network. Thanks to the expanded capacity, GLS can provide its usual high quality even in peak periods.

December

FlexDeliveryService available in Spain

With the introduction of the FlexDeliveryService in Spain, recipients can now decide where and when they receive their parcel in 15 countries.